India vs New Zealand: Raipur Is All Set To Host Their First-Ever International Match 

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After receiving the allocation of the second match of India vs New Zealand ODI series scheduled to be played in January of next year, Raipur is ready to become the newest international cricket venue in India. 

The BCCI announced the schedule for New Zealand’s limited-overs tour of India on Thursday. There will be six white-ball contests between the two teams, including three ODIs and as many T20Is.

The first One-Day International (ODI) will be played on January 18 in Hyderabad, while the first international game will be played at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium on January 21. In Indore, the third game will take place.

New Zealand tour of India: Complete Schedule

DayDateMatchVenue
Wednesday18th January1st ODIHyderabad
Saturday21st January2nd ODIRaipur
Tuesday24th January3rd ODIIndore
Friday27th January1st T20IRanchi
Sunday29th January2nd T20ILucknow
Wednesday1st February3rd T20IAhmedabad

Raipur’s first-ever international match

Although this will be Raipur’s first-ever international match, the venue has previously hosted IPL games. The Chhattisgarh State Cricket Association will host an international cricket match for the first time thanks to the BCCI. Two IPL 2013 matches were played here earlier.

In addition, T20 Challenger Trophy matches and the second IPL season of matches were played in 2014. Since then, the Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh has been in charge of overseeing all BCCI domestic cricket matches, including those for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and Ranji Trophy. Additionally, this is where the Road Safety World Series cricket competition was held.

Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh (CSCS) media in-charge Rajesh Dave said, “It will be the first time when an international cricket match will be played in any stadium in Chhattisgarh. The second ODI match of the India vs New Zealand series will be played here on January 21, 2023. No international cricket match has been played in the stadium till date. It will be the first time that Chhattisgarh will get a chance to host an international cricket match.”

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